Bob Montana created the Archie comic book series in 1941. ”The Archie Show” cartoon debuted on CBS in 1968. The characters play in a pop rock band called The Archies, which produced a real-life hit single: ”Sugar, Sugar” hit No. 1 in 1969.
According to Wikipedia:
A typical episode started with the first Archie story, introduced by Archie and occasionally a different character. Next was a “dance of the week” segment starting with a teaser, then after the commercial break Archie introduced the dance, followed by the song of the week performed by The Archies. After that was a short joke followed by the 2nd Archie story.
"The Archie Show" was the first Saturday morning cartoon to feature a laugh track. It lasted only one season, with 17 half-hour episodes at the end of its run, but the franchise continued for years in various formats. Later incarnations included an hour-long program, a show with live-action kids, a series in which the characters run a TV station and several other incarnations.
Most episodes were repurposed for syndication in 1976 under the title “The Archies.” The Family Channel later aired reruns in a half-hour format as “The Archie and Sabrina Surprise Package.” Retro Television Network aired reruns beginning in 2010.
The photos include voice recording sessions with Mel Blanc (Barney) and Alan Reed (Fred), photos of Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera with their families, photos of the both of them working with writers, artists, and lots candids of all the various people who worked at the studio at the time. This is an amazing and unprecedented look into what it was like making cartoons in this time in history, really the find of the year for animation enthusiasts.
Above are only a couple. We see an female inker working on a cel of Fred, another photo of an inker working on a cel (at her home!), animator Carlo Vinci animating a scene, Bill Hanna having a barbecue with his family, and a few of the studio workers who had formed their own bowling league, “the Yogi Bears”.